The use of the term child or children refers to people under the Chronological age of 18 years. Sense policy (OSG 11) this is directly linked to Sense policy. Staff that are working with young people and children under go an Enhanced CRB AND PoCA checks before commencing any direct work involving children. Sense ensures that all Care Practices adhere in accordance with: • The Children’s Act 1989 and 2004 • Safeguarding Vulnerable Group’s act 2006. Staff can access information and support through the department of Health and Local council’s websites also C.Q.C or N.S.P.C.C and save the children.
Section 17 states that services must be put in place to promote and safeguard the welfare of children who are in need. The Childrens Act (2004) - This aims to bring agencies closer together to form a net of services for all and it provides a legal framework for Every Child Matters. It also provides a common assessment of children’s needs. Another part of this act is to provide a shared database of information which is relevant to the safety and welfare of children and to give earlier support for parents who are experiencing problems. The Education Act (2002) – This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities, Head teachers, those working in schools and the governing body.
Truro and Penwith College Community Learning & Workforce Development Level 3 Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people - Assignment 025 Name of learner: Outcome 1 - Understand the main legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding the welfare of children and young people including e-safety 1. Identify and summarise three current pieces of legislation relevant to safeguarding children and young people's welfare (1.1) Children's act 1989 A government act that was much needed at the time, resulting in all staff/people working with y/p having clearly defined duties and responsibilities. The act looked at the laws that were already in place and made them much simpler, and transparent. The aim was to predominantly protect children. Children's act 2004 A further government act, recognising children's services were not working together efficiently, and effectively to protect and safeguard y/p.
1.1 Legislations and Guidelines • Child Act of 1989 • Children Act 2004 • Working Together to Safeguard Children 1999 • UNN Convention on Rights of Children 1998 • Working Together to Safeguard CYP 2006 • Vetting and Barring Scheme –CRB • Every Child Matters ECM Child Act of 1989 Parents and professionals must work to ensure the safety of the child. Local Authority has a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm. Children Act 2004 This provides the legal Framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service. Children Act 1989/2004 The Act from 1989 updated in 2004, is the most influential of the several laws relating to children, because is all about how children are treated.
Section 17 focuses on children in need and is updated in the children’s act (2004) Part V relates to safeguarding children and young people. The Education Act 2002 - This sets out the responsibilities of Local Education Authorities (LEAs), Governing bodies, head teachers and all those working in schools to ensure that children are safe and free from harm. Children Act 2004 - This provides the legal framework for Every Child Matters. It includes the requirement for: Services to work more closely, forming an integrated service. Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006 - This sets out the duties of organisations and how they must work together to safeguard children and young people.
The EYFS (2008) is aimed to provide help that professionals need in order to give children the best start in life. At the heart of the EYFS (2008) is the principle that young children need a play based curriculum with supporting knowledgeable adults in order to learn, socialise and to begin to learn and understand about the world around them. Ensuring the welfare and safety of children is a fundamental part of the EYFS (2008). All early years providers, regardless of their size or the funding status of the setting, have to meet the welfare requirements of
D1: Explain how Legislation can support strategies to establish and maintain Healthy, Safe and Secure environments in Early Years settings The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) ensures that all practitioners within an Early years setting follow particular guidelines and rules in order to ensure that both children and the adults within the setting are provided with a Healthy, Safe and Secure environment. As stated by Tassoni et al (2007) “everyone within a children’s setting, including student learners, has a responsibility for the health and safety of anyone who is there”. HASAWA is able to support early year’s settings to maintain a Healthy, Safe and Secure environment through ensuring that practitioners carry out Risk Assessments. As stated by Beaver et al (2008) “Practitioners must always be aware of potential hazards/possible dangers and take action to stop this from happening”. Because of this, it is essential that early years settings carry out Risk assessments on all new/existing activities, risk assessments indoors and outdoors, and also complete a Risk assessment if practitioners are planning to take children on an outing.
We will make sure that the young person and their families are identified and given support throughout the time spent at this setting. Also to include the young person in decisions that will affect them. Health and safety All rooms and equipment used by children and young people should have regular checks to ensure that everything is working well and is safe. Some of these checks are required by law, e.g. electrical equipment must be checked by a qualified electrician every year.
1.1 Outline the current legislation that underpins the safeguarding of children and young people within own UK Home Nations 1.2 Evaluate how national and local guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding affect day to day work with children and young people There are many legislations that underpin safeguarding of children and young people within our own UK Home Nations. From these many legislations childcare settings develop policies which are a guide to all those who are involved in the setting. This will ensure the well-being of all families, children and staff. They will provide a common understanding of how things should be done within the childcare setting. Understanding the legislations involving children is important in creating policies that are up to date, relevant, understandable and useable.
The three together, the Order, the Regulations and the Statutory Framework document make up the legal basis of the Early Years Foundation Stage. (www.education.gov.uk 19th October 2012) The EYFS has been implemented in September 2008, however has been reviewed in the last year and has been implemented since 1st September 2012. This framework is mandatory for all early years’ providers: maintained schools, non-maintained schools, independent schools, and all providers on the Early Years Register. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards that all early years’ providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children’s ‘school readiness’ and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.